Dear Microsoft

Bobby

The Legend
Do you want me to buy an Apple? Is that why you bought a Vista ad that slows my PC to a speed somewhere between a crawl and a drunken stagger? Is that it?

You'd think you'd walk on eggshells when it comes to Vista given all the bad press it's received, but now it seems that you're determined to use Vista to screw up people who don't even use Vista.

Thx, hugs, <3 Bobby.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
I just bought a new computer which has vista. These have been the worst two computer days of my life. Why did they mess with XP, it was great. Vista (said XP initially, it was a typo) looks like it was made for a kindergartner, except it's also complicated as hell to find out how to do simple tasks.
 

rony31

Team Captain
Vista's horrible. Must it really ask for my permission as an administrator when I try to empty my ******* recycling bin?
 

newbie original

We apologize for keeping the yellow too long
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Windows 7 will be released in the second half of 2009. Apparently it's an improvement on Windows Vista.






Bobby;2608557 said:
Do you want me to buy an Apple? Is that why you bought a Vista ad that slows my PC to a speed somewhere between a crawl and a drunken stagger? Is that it?...

What do you mean???? Pop up ads...you probably don't have a pop up blocker.

Or did you install Vista? Vista will FOREVER be in the testing phase.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
rony31;2608824 said:
Vista's horrible. Must it really ask for my permission as an administrator when I try to empty my ******* recycling bin?

Jesus Christ, no kidding. It's my personal laptop, therefore I'm the only person using it, and Shifty is the only profile. YES I WANT TO DO WHAT I'M TELLING YOU TO DO!!! What good is asking permission when it only takes whoever is doing the edit one extra click? It's just a major ******* hassle.

Oh, and newbie, Windows 7 still looks exactly like ******* Vista. It has huge icons that just take up a bunch of space, but it's impossible to find something as common and frequently used as the properties tab on the desktop.
 

leungtl

Manager
Staff member
ShiftyPowers;2608957 said:
Jesus Christ, no kidding. It's my personal laptop, therefore I'm the only person using it, and Shifty is the only profile. YES I WANT TO DO WHAT I'M TELLING YOU TO DO!!! What good is asking permission when it only takes whoever is doing the edit one extra click? It's just a major ******* hassle.

If you want to disable it, just go into Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control On/Off

And turn it off, no more Windows asking you if you really want to do anything anymore (Y)
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
leungtl;2609137 said:
If you want to disable it, just go into Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control On/Off

And turn it off, no more Windows asking you if you really want to do anything anymore (Y)

Very cool, thank man. Control Panel is actually one of the things that's more handy in Vista. I can't find the "Run" button, but it's not like I use it often. Now if only I could figure out how to not have my desktop icons bigger than Lex Steele.
 

Á&#316;é&#64303;

Fan Favourite
win button+R = run

As for UAC, it's there only as a way to prevent "bad" software from running without your knowledge.

Anyway, most of the things you guys here mention as Vista problems arent even close to being the reason why vista has gotten such a bad name. Incompatibility with well known professional software packages and lack of drivers/unstable drivers are the real reasons. And now, 2 years later most of these problems are gone. (still some minor software issues, but..)
 

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Very true. Driver incompatibility is the main thing I've read about....

Á&#316;é&#64303;;2609182 said:
...And now, 2 years later most of these problems are gone.....

Really? That's actually pretty good......I thought they were just going to give up and start from scratch with a new version of Windows.
 

Á&#316;é&#64303;

Fan Favourite
Yeah, actually, the first year something like 50% of the crashes/problems were nvidia drivers related.

7, according to MS will be just an improvement of vista, more like a tweak tbh and slightly lighter. The new WDM approach for drivers ensures in a way that there won't be driver problems like the ones Vista had at launch.
 
Á&#316;é&#64303;;2609182 said:
win button+R = run

As for UAC, it's there only as a way to prevent "bad" software from running without your knowledge.

Anyway, most of the things you guys here mention as Vista problems arent even close to being the reason why vista has gotten such a bad name. Incompatibility with well known professional software packages and lack of drivers/unstable drivers are the real reasons. And now, 2 years later most of these problems are gone. (still some minor software issues, but..)
Compatibility and drivers were always going to be temporary.

The bigger issue is that Vista is not actually a significant improvement over XP in nearly every measure and requires about ten times the specs.

It's bloatware of the worst kind. For documents, emails, browsing and IM (99% of 99% of people's PC use) my year-old E6550 2GB Vista PC is, if anything, slower on startup and less responsive than my six-year-old A64+ single-core 256MB Ubuntu old PC.

It's just not good enough.
 

Á&#316;é&#64303;

Fan Favourite
Yeh, tho part of this might be due to system responsiveness. Amd Vs Intel. Intel (tho you wont read about this on any tomshardware like website) had a major disadvantage over amd because the memory controller was on the the mainboard instead of having one integrated, like AMD, on the CPU which greatly improves responsiveness. CoreI7 is the first intel CPU to actually have that (basicaly what they've done is copy AMDs logic in CPU architecture with IMC and QuickPath (aka Hypertransfer)). You are right tho about it being heavier than it should, thats why 7 is supposed to be lighter (like i mentioned before)
 


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